Monday, July 1, 2013
BIG TRADE RUMORS IN YANKEELAND
Michael Young: George King III of the New York Post (HERE) has the best nugget so far this year. With Kevin Youkilis out, and Alex Rodriguez still out, he's suggesting maybe the Yankees would be interested in Young. King says: "One feature that makes him a good fit in The Bronx is that he isn’t signed beyond this season, when he earns $16 million. The Rangers are paying $10 million of that. Essentially, the Phillies owe Young $3 million for the rest of the season.
Another is that Young wouldn’t get in the way of players such as Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson coming back from the disabled list. That would be the case with White Sox outfielder Alex Rios, who is a turnoff because, though he hits right-handed, he is owed $12.5 million next year and a $1 million buyout on a $13.5 million club option for 2015."
Jesse Crain: Crain is a White Sox reliever. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe (HERE): "Don’t rule out the Red Sox on this one.... But there will be others vying for Crain, including the Orioles and Yankees." I would prefer to go after hitting and starting pitching, but you never know what is on the Yankees' minds.
Ricky Nolasco: According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com (HERE) Nolasco may be an interesting fit for the Yankees, although the Orioles are also looking at him. Frisaro says: "In the AL East, the Orioles have been keeping tabs and filling out scouting reports on Nolasco. The Yankees are managed by Joe Girardi, who managed Nolasco during his 2006 rookie season." Not sure what Joe managing Nolasco in 2006 has to do with anything, I mean Girardi has managed Andy Pettitte and CC Sabathia too and they aren't exactly lighting it up lately. Anyway, we'll keep an eye on the Nolasco rumors.
Chris Carter: According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Yankees may be interested in the first baseman. "Carter is an interesting righthanded bat the Astros would move for the right package of young players. The Yankees are a possibility since they need a righthanded hitter who can play first base and the outfield." Cafardo also says Carter strikes out alot, and he does. 109 times so far in 2013.
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